Bulletin Points:• What Belongs to Caesar? • What Belongs to God?
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. Please read Matthew 22:17-22. According to Jesus, what belonged to Caesar?2. Jesus said we must render to God the things that are God’s (v.21). What are the things that are God’s?3. How should we give back to God?4. Please read Luke 6:37-38. What happens when we give? 5. Share any testimony about giving and what we have experienced through giving.
Bulletin Points:• Honour Civil Authority• Honour Family Authority• Honour Social Authority• Honour Church Authority
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. What is the meaning of honour in the Kingdom of God, and why is honour so important?2. Why is honouring parents one of the most important commandments of God?3. Explain how is honour inked to receiving blessing and favour.4. Share how we can make honour part of our lives, and pray for ourselves and each other.
Bulletin Points:1. The Sower2. The Four responses - The Hard Ground - The Shallow Ground - The Muddled Ground - The Good Soil
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. Do you have any experience in gardening? What was it like?2. What do you think makes a fruitful life? 3. Read Matthew 13:1-23. In this parable who is the sower and what are the seeds? What are the four conditions of soil?4. Jesus said “He who has ears to hear, let him hear?” (Matthew 13:9). Why is listening so important? What keeps us from hearing and obeying God’s word?5. What happens to the seed that fall on shallow ground? How can we go deeper in our relationship with Christ?6. What happens to the seed that is grown among thorns? What would “choke” kingdom life?7. What happens when the seeds fall on good soil? Are there areas in your life where you need to cut down or adjust your priorities so to allow for kingdom growth?8. How is your heart (soil) today? What are the areas of your life that needs to be stretched and strengthened?9. Pray for a multiplication of kingdom blessings upon each other’s family, for the workplace, for the church and the city.
Bulletin Points:1. God’s Kingdom is Sovereign2. God’s Kingdom is Here3. God’s Kingdom is Invisible4. God’s Kingdom is Opposed5. God’s Kingdom is Personal
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. What's your country of origin? What do you like about your government?2. Read Matthew 6:9-10. What is this prayer about? When and where is this prayer to be realised and fulfilled?3. What is “kingdom”? How is God’s Kingdom and earthly kingdom different? Read John 18:36.4. Read Matthew 4:17 and 12:28. What does it say concerning God’s Kingdom and His rule on earth?5. God’s Kingdom is personal. Read Matthew 16:15-17. What did Peter say about Jesus? How did Peter obtain the personal revelation of Jesus’ true identity?6. Why is “flesh and blood” alone not enough in helping us encounter or know Jesus?7. Read John 6:44. When was the last time you had a life changing encounter with Jesus? What happened? Share with the group.8. Sing a worship song together before closing in prayer.9. Take turn to pray / praise the Father for making you his son / daughter through Jesus.
Bulletin Points:1. Jesus Baptized By John2. Jesus Commended By The Father
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. When and where were you baptized? What did it mean to you?2. Read Matthew 3:2,6,11. How would you paraphrase John’s message? Why was he baptising people?3. What is repentance? How is it different from regrets?4. How is repentance linked to your salvation: in the past? Now? Where does repentance to God and/or to others, still need to happen in your life?5. Read Matthew 3:13-17. Why did Jesus insisted to be baptised by John? Why is the one who is without sin needed to be baptised?6. How did Jesus “fulfill all righteousness”? What “righteousness did he fulfil? (2 Cor. 5:17-21) What was accomplished for you? What did he do for you?7. Read Matthew 3:17. What do you think this verse meant to Jesus? 8. What do you think this same verse mean to us today? How has God affirmed us as his child in Christ?9. Take turn to pray / praise the Father for making you his son / daughter through Jesus.
Bulletin Points:1. The Power To Save Lives2. The Power To Transform Lives
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. What is the most powerful thing or person you have personally witnessed? What was the experience like?2. Read 1 Cor. 4:19-20. Is the Christian life more a matter of talk or of power? Why did Paul write this?3. What happens if our faith is only a matter of talk? What happens when our faith results in and demonstrates God's power?4. Read Romans 1:16. What is this power for? What does this power do?5. What is salvation? How do we receive salvation? (Acts 2:38)6. What is transformation? How does it look like when a person is transformed by God? (2 Peter 1:3)7. Read Acts 1:8 and Matthew 10:1, 7-8, 13. What does God want to do through us?8. Have you experienced or done the 7 things in these verses found in Matthew 10? Share with the group.9. How is this lesson relevant to you in this unique time in Hong Kong?10. Pray for each other for compassion, encouragement and faith to exercise God's power to transform lives of others.
Bulletin Points:1. Abide in Christ2. Abound in Fruit
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. If you had to use one word to describe your lifestyle, what would it be?2. Read John 10:10, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Are you living life abundantly? What does an abundant life look like to you? What does an abundant life look like to God?3. Read John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” What is the outcome of living a life of abiding in Christ?4. Ps. John shared in his sermon, “The supernatural life is a life that is lived in complete obedience to the will of God.” What is God currently asking you to be obedient in?5. “When your life begins to produce more life, you are producing fruits. Your life is able to touch lives, you will not just make a living but you will make a life. Because natural life is making a living, making money. But supernatural life is making a life.” What do you think of this statement? Would you say you are making a living or are you making a life? Why?6. Ps. John shared in his sermon, “As we surrender our life to God and abide in Him, He begins to do in and through us what only He can do to shape us and grow us to look like Jesus.” When has God moved or worked in you in a way you didn’t think was possible? Share with the group your experience.
Bulletin Points:1. God’s Precious thoughts about you outnumber the sand2. See yourself as God sees you and empowers you3. You are more than a Christian, or a believer4. As He is so are we in this world
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. When was the last time you experienced amazement and wonder? What sparked that feeling or experience?2. Do you believe that God is excited about you? Why or why not?3. How does God express his joy or excitement about us?4. How does it feel to know that God will never forget you? Or stop loving you?5. Is there a gap between how you see yourself and how God sees you? How do you close that gap?6. Are there thoughts you have about yourself that God does not have about you? What are they?7. Pray with your Kingdom group for a renewed sense of excitement and wonder about God – that each of you would be able to experience his love in a new way.
Bulletin Points:1. The nature of our Supernatural God is revealed in Jesus2. Supernatural ministry is for all believers
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. What does it mean for something to be supernatural? How would you define it?2. What is the nature of a supernatural God? Read John 14:8-14. What does this passage say about the nature of God?3. Read Acts 10:38. What was Jesus like? How does Jesus reflect the goodness of the Father?4. What is the purpose of supernatural ministry?5. Have you ever read the Bible and wondered why you don’t see the same miracles in your own Christian community? What are the barriers preventing this from happening?6. Pray together for belief and expectation of the supernatural to happen often – if anyone among you is sick or in need of some other miracle, pray with them.
Bulletin Points:1. Let us not grow weary of doing good2. We will reap3. In due season4. If we do not give up
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. Pray and then read the passage out loud (Galatians 6:7-10.)2. Why would someone think they could mock God? (Vs 7)3. What is the difference between Sowing to your own Flesh and sowing to the Spirit? (Vs 8)4. Why do we grow weary of doing good, and what is God’s remedy? (Vs 9)5. Why should we especially do good to those who are of the household of faith? Isn’t that anti-missional? (Vs 10)6. Read the passage again and pray to conclude.
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